Coat of arms of Chad

Coat of arms of Chad
Armiger Republic of Chad
Adopted 1970
Crest A demi sun Gules
Escutcheon Barry dancetty of eight Or and Azure
Supporters Dexter a goat guardant and sinister a lion Or, both charged on the shoulder with an arrow the point upwards Gules
Motto Unité, Travail, Progrès
"Unity, Work, Progress"
Orders National Order of Chad

The coat of arms of Chad was adopted in 1970. The center has a shield with wavy blue and yellow lines, with a sun rising over it. The shield is supported by a goat and a lion. Below the shield is a medal and a scroll with the national motto in French, Unité, Travail, Progrès ("Unity, Work, Progress" in English).


The wavy lines on the shield are representative of Lake Chad, and the sun rising over it represents a new beginning. The goat on the left represents the northern part of the nation, while the southern part is represented by the lion. Dangling from the bottom of the shield is the medal for the National Order of Chad.

There also exists a separate state seal or emblem of Chad, which has a black-and-white design consisting of a circle with the words "République du Tchad – Unité, Travail, Progrès" surrounding a depiction of the head and upper body of a tribal girl with her hair in cornrows.[1]

See also


  1. Guide to the Flags of the World by Mauro Talocci, revised and updated by Whitney Smith (ISBN 0-688-01141-1), p. 127.

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